He who left home built the biggest steel bridge over the long river
The bridge was a success for millions of people
But he who built it died on it
His mother back in the village became blind from crying
Why did you leave the mountain?
Why did you die for a bridge?
He whose feet crossed the bridge was Architect Pei
He designed a museum in Paris
to store all the goodies stolen from his mother land
Why did you build the museum?
Visitors walked in from the street and ended underground
That palace was lined with paintings, portraits, statues, all displaced articles
Dug up from Chinese emperors’ tombs and buried again:
Planters with floral cycle of longevity
Time Telling Plant from the West
Spring Morning in Han Palace
In one painting, the traveler plants ink flowers on silk
The turtle on the paper mud wakes up once in a while
Then falls into an eternal sleep